The new commercial ECM Motor for variable air volume applications provides greater than 60% energy savings compared to conventional induction motors. The 277V motor delivers the right air flow for HVAC applications, which means that contractors no longer have to do the manual adjustments required with conventional variable air volume units. The ECM Motor is available in ratings of 1/3, 1/2, 3/4, and 1 hp. GE Motors, 1635 Broadway, Ft. Wayne, IN 46801 FAX: (219) 439-2783.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.